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Tornado Track Map for Coal County, OK
 
Coal County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  03/26/1898 2100       0 4 Coal Lehigh
  05/05/1905 1430 3 440     10 Coal Near Centrahoma
  06/01/1917 1600   200   11 75 Coal Coalgate
  04/09/1919 0200 20     1 4 Pontotoc/ Coal Near Stonewall
  05/08/1936 1610 0.25 100   0 1 Coal 7 NW Atoka
Coal County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
# Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
1 04/28/1950 1930 0.8 100 F2 0 0 Coal near Cottonwood
2 05/01/1954 1800 0.1 33 F1 0 0 Coal 1 E Coalgate
3 07/23/1954 1645 0.3 440 F2 0 0 Coal 0.5 SE Centrahoma
4 05/25/1957 0010 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Coal near Lehigh
5 03/18/1963 1730 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Coal Just N of Tupelo
6 04/24/1963 1830 0.1 10 F? 0 0 Coal 4 ENE Lula
7 05/13/1981 1545 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Coal E of Lula
8 05/13/1981 1610 5 100 F2 0 0 Coal Near Lehigh
9 06/04/1982 2000 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Coal Near Lehigh
10 05/11/1992 1355-1418 12 150 F3 0 1 Coal 3 NNW Tupelo- 3 N Centrahoma
11 05/11/1992 1355 1 50 F1 0 0 Coal 4 NNW- 3 N Tupelo
12 05/11/1992 1440-1458 10 300 F2 0 0 Coal/ Pittsburg 8 SW Ashland- 5 W Kiowa
13 05/11/1992 1515-1524 4 73 F0 0 0 Coal/ Atoka 2 N Cairo- 5 W Chockie
14 04/24/1993 2155 0.1 20 F0 0 0 Coal 4 NE Centrahoma
15 05/25/1997 1948 0.1 23 F0 0 0 Coal 2 N Tupelo
16 04/11/2001 0340-0403 15 400 F2 0 0 Pontotoc/ Coal/ Pontotoc 3 WSW Jesse - 2 NNE Lula
17 04/11/2001 0425-0440 13 200 F2 1 1 Coal/ Atoka 3 SE Coalgate - 1 NW Wardville
18 05/20/2001 1815 0.1 150 F0 0 0 Coal 4 NW Tupelo
19 05/20/2001 1840-1841 0.2 30 F0 0 0 Coal 5 NE Centrahoma
20 05/09/2006 1759 0.2 20 F0 0 0 Coal 1 E Olney
21 05/20/2013 1749-1757 6 250 EF1 0 0 Coal 4 WSW - 2 E Lehigh
22 05/09/2016 1618-1636 9 700 EF3 1 0 Johnston/ Coal 4 S Connerville - Bromide
23 05/09/2016 1646-1719 13 900 EF1 0 0 Atoka/ Coal/ Atoka 12 WNW - 5 N Atoka
24 05/19/2017 2113-2120 3 50 EF? 0 0 Coal just NE - 3.5 NE Bromide
25 04/30/2019 2034-2035 0.75 25 EF1 0 0 Coal 3 SW Lehigh
26 05/18/2019 1018 0.5 50 EF0 0 3 Coal 6 NNE Cottonwood
27 12/28/2019 1528 0.2 20 EF0 0 0 Coal 1.5 W Lehigh
28 04/22/2020 1659 0.1 30 EF0 0 0 Coal 5 SE Olney
 

Significant Tornadoes in Coal County

  Date Time
(CST)
Path
Length
(miles)
Path
Width
(yards)
F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
  04/11/2001 0425-0440 13 200 F2 1 1 Coal/ Atoka 3 SE Coalgate - 1 NW Wardville

This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Coalgate at 4:25 AM CST and tracked northeastward for 8 miles before crossing into northwest Atoka County at 4:34 AM CST. The tornado then continued for another 5 miles before dissipating at 4:40 AM CST. In Coal County, 1 fatality and injuries to another person occurred when a mobile home was thrown approximately 200 yards and disintegrated, 4 miles east of Coalgate. In addition, a well-constructed frame home suffered severe roof damage and exterior wall damage in extreme eastern Coal County. In Atoka County, minor roof damage was sustained to a mobile home, and numerous trees were damaged before the tornado lifted.

  05/09/2016 1618-1636 9 700 EF3 1 0 Johnston/ Coal 4 S Connerville - Bromide

The tornado formed near US-377/OK-99 in northern Johnston County about 4 miles south of Connerville. The tornado damage trees and power poles, and caused roof damage to a home as it crossed Tower Road. Passing Deadman Spring Road, the tornado destroyed a modular home where the fatality occurred. A truck parked at this house was carried 250 yards to the east. The tornado continued moving east-northeast with more tree damage, and light damage to a couple of houses at the edge of the tornado path. Fortunately, as the tornado had weakened as it approached the town of Bromide with only light tree damage observed there.

From about 1.25 miles west of Bromide to where it dissipated just east of Bromide, the tornado moved down the Johnston- Coal county line affecting both counties. The center line of the tornado moved into Coal County in Bromide. Only light tree damage was observed in and near Bromide.

 

Records taken from the Storm Prediction Center archive data, "Storm Data", and data from the National Weather Service office in Norman. Data modified as described in NOAA Tech Memo NWS SR-209 (Speheger, D., 2001: "Corrections to the Historic Tornado Database").

Historic data, especially before 1950, are likely incomplete.